Thursday, February 7, 2013

Privatizing Liquor

Pennsylvania's liquor stores are government run.  It, along with Utah, are the only two states in the US with this type of control.

Further, in most grocery stores, you cannot buy beer.  Governor Corbett proposed ending this setup recently.  Link here to article.

From an economics point of view, this is clearly a move in the right direction.  (See my oped)  I find it funny, however, that news outlets ask the existing stores about how they will feel about increased competition.  Of course they'll dislike extra competition.  Is this really news?

Edit - the video doesn't always show completely here.  Follow to WNEP to see the video more-easily

No comments:

Post a Comment